Sometimes I’m A Slacker

And when I finish a project I completely fail to take a picture of it, and put it here. And then I forget all the details of the project. Like with this one. You see, I finished Branching Out about a year ago. And I’ve been wearing it for a long time. But never took a pic of it, and I forgot which needles I used. Go me!

Branching Out

Branching Out

  • Pattern: Branching Out from Knitty, by Susan Lawrence.
  • Yarn: Katia Caricia, 100% superwash merino, 175m per 50gr ball, the biggest part of one ball in green (colour #14). The leftover of this yarn you have seen in the Icecream Phone Cozy.
  • Gauge: does it actually matter? I didn’t check, of course!
  • Needles: I think it was 3.5mm straights. But it could have been 5 mm straights as the pattern called for. Or maybe it was 4.5mm? I really don’t remember :(
  • Measures: 12 cm wide (a bit less than 5 inches) and 140 cm long (56 inches), lightly blocked.

And it’s warm!

PS: Fuzzy close-up pic with a nearly accurate colour. And less fuzzy close-up pic.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year

Some of you readers of this blog will have recieved (or hopefully, mail service allowing, will recieve) a christmas card from me. Still, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from here, and a Happy New Year 2007.

May all your wishes and dreams for this upcoming year come true, and may happiness fill your days and nights.

Best Wishes for all of you,


Life Update

As I said a few posts back, life is so busy, I barely have time for anything else than University, Labs and studying. I’m also working at uni, free hours, so it’s not that stressing, but still takes time. Whoever said university time was fun, should come spend a couple semesters at mine ;)

Now, November is over, and I have to say I blatantly failed on NaNoWriMo. I wrote around 17,000 words, and then I came across two problems: the big lack of time, thanks to see above, and then my muse disappeared to take the vacation I can’t take, and left me with a huge block. I might try again next year, it all depends on how busy I am.

On the knitting front, I can report that the ripped kilt hose is back in track. Already did the heel and I’m on the gusset decreases. I don’t have pics yet, bad light, no time, you know the works. I’ll try to take one some time.

I’m also traveling this week, going to Belgium to spend a few days with Jan. We’ll be resting mostly, since we do need it. I probably won’t be online much, so if you want to catch me, you’re better off e-mailing than trying to catching me on IMs or IRC.

Test Time Again

Life update will come up later, for now, I leave you with this test about what Tarot card I am.

You are The Lovers

Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.

The Lovers represents intuition and inspiration. Very often a choice needs to be made.

Originally, this card was called just LOVE. And that’s actually more apt than "Lovers." Love follows in this sequence of growth and maturity. And, coming after the Emperor, who is about control, it is a radical change in perspective. LOVE is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can’t understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. And that is what this card is all about. Finding something or someone who is so much a part of yourself, so perfectly attuned to you and you to them, that you cannot, dare not resist. This card indicates that the you have or will come across a person, career, challenge or thing that you will fall in love with. You will know instinctively that you must have this, even if it means diverging from your chosen path. No matter the difficulties, without it you will never be complete.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

I won’t get into discussing how accurate or not this is. Those who know me will know.

PS: Thanks to all of you that decided to join the No-Contest. Card making will start wednesday or thursday, and I hope all cards will be en route by next weekend.